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2004 TJ. Currently have 1.75” spacers with 13.9” shocks (collapsed).

Thinking about removing the spacers and going with 3” coils. The shocks that come in the Zone 3” lift kit measure 14.7” (collapsed).

So my shocks are .8” too short.

What is the risk/downside of using my current shocks with 3” coils? Is it safe?

Thanks.
 

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.8" short of what? the zone 3" shock collapsed length?

who's to say that they have the perfect sized shock to allow as much uptravel as possible?

whats the max extended of both?

it sounds like you'll be gaining some uptravel, as long as the coils dont bind before the bumpstops hit but may be sacrificing some downtravel.

the best method to measure for shocks is to remove the coils and cycle the suspension to verify the vehicles max collapsed and extended lengths
 

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.8" short of what? the zone 3" shock collapsed length?

who's to say that they have the perfect sized shock to allow as much uptravel as possible?

whats the max extended of both?
2" shocks:
Front collapsed: 13.9
Front extended: 22.9

3" shocks:
Front collapsed: 14.8
Front extended: 24.7

So if I added 3" coils to my existing 2" shocks, I'd be 1.8" short (while extended). I am going to lose downtravel. I have 2" bump stops installed as well.

If I am only using this as a DD and no heavy off-roading, do I need to be concerned about losing 1.8" extension?
 

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that shouldnt be too bad, with the new springs and old shocks you'll have roughly 5" uptravel and 4" down
 
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